FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1st 2017
The cocktail and fashion event that’s fighting for conservation.
November 28th Axis Pioneer Square — Fashion for Conservation brings twenty-four international designers from their September’s London Fashion Week show to Seattle’s Axis Pioneer Square for a celebration of fashion, cocktails and conservation benefitting Seattle and Peruvian Amazon based charity, Hoja Nueva.
The evening features themed specialty cocktails, fashion design inspired by elephants and rainforests, holiday pop-up shops of local and international brands that give back to the planet, keynotes hosted by jungle-dwelling Fashion for Conservation co-founder and Hoja Nueva president Samantha Zwicker, and more.
The Compassion with FASHION event brought the fashion community together to help two young individuals, 6-year-old Preston Scott fighting with cancer and 1-year-old baby Nikol Culver, recovering after a liver transplant and raised over $30,000 . Designers Third & Loom, Victoria Postolit, Elita Couture, MXN Clothing, Justin Zachary, and La Belle Rêve showcased their collections on the runway.
Live music was performed by Roger Fisher (Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of the band HEART), Solar Quantum Band with special guest Elena Maque, opera singer Faina Morozov, Svetlana & Demetrio Sanchez, and Constanin Sokolov.
Vancouver, BC: Ninety-six African elephants die from poaching every day. That adds up to 35,000 elephants a year. At this rate elephants will be extinct in 8 years. Elephantasia, a unique, pachyderm-inspired fashion collection by 12 international designers aims to bring conservation into couture. This travelling exhibition will raise awareness and funds for the African elephants killed for their ivory and their babies suddenly orphaned as a result.